We got the Christmas Decorations up last night, the annual strewing of pretties around the house which has, thankfully, become largely a joyful affair again over the last couple of years. It reminded me, as we unpacked the boxes, of the wreath I made last year which I had such great intentions of doing a tutorial for so saved it to blog at an appropriately festive time.
Probably was a BIT optimistic.
But it is too pretty not to have on the blog so here is the quick version…
In my favourite Rowan Handknit Cotton, it was deliciously simple to make. Several festive shades of yarn, mostly ball ends in my efforts to de-stash, although I am mourning the last of the nice bright yellow that range used to have which is now very much gone from the entire yarn selling world.
Like with my Daffodil Wreath, the base is just a rectangle done in triples and then crocheted into a cylinder across the short sides. Then it bends around the polystyrene ring from the inside and I crochet a seam on the back.
Possibly, it might get used as a hat, if you aren’t careful.
For embellishments I kept the crochet simple with some holly leaves from a book and some snowflakes from (I think) my own brain. Then I added some baubles and pompoms (made from acrylic yarn for fluffiness). Simple, but I’m really pleased with it. The hanging loop is just another rectangle of triple, but I might alter that sometime.